HCL Technologies Reviews

Updated September 21, 2014
Updated September 21, 2014
3,050 Reviews
3.3
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HCL Technologies CEO Anant Gupta
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Provides the work life balance which is a major concern in todays corporate world (in 232 reviews)

  • Work environment is more friendly & provides full opportunity to take lead in higher responsibilities (in 206 reviews)


Cons
  • Working timings needs to be streamlined to allow better work life balance (in 57 reviews)

  • Only company words say "employee first" but no concern on employee whatsoever (in 82 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Very nice company to work with

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    Current Employee - Technical Writer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Offers lot of flexibility and support. At the end of the day what your Manager expects is work done.

    Cons

    Policies, Connections, Working hours, 24*7 Daycare, Guidance

  2.  

    Great Company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tools Specialist  in  Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Tools Specialist in Noida (India)

    I worked at HCL Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company gives you liberty and freedom to work the way you want.Perks are good too.

    Cons

    You would feel growth is some times stagnated, but still overall it was a great experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Work At HCL Technologies

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HCL Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work-life balance, no strict timing followed

    Cons

    Variable salary kept high and you never get the whole variable amount as they aligned it with performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be true to your Employee and try to give good compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Not too happy

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chennai (India)

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good infrastructure, nice building, easy access

    Cons

    never get what you are promissed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stick to the plan

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Sr Specialist // NOC Engineer (Memphis, TN)

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - NOC Engineer  in  Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - NOC Engineer in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The only good thing I can say is for the work/life balance, I am very much able to leave work at work when I go home for the evening. Offshore tries to call my personal cell phone for support during my off hours but I don't answer. OK exposure to new tech, somewhat of a chance to learn some new skills.

    Cons

    Very racist company, if you're not Indian, you're a nobody. Senseless work policies, too bogged down by micromanaging and running pointless reports. Supervisors farm out all their work to you and then take the credit for it. Everything runs through the home office in India. Low pay, but pretty decent benefits. All managers are shipped over from India.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the blatant visa abuse, micromanaging, and listen to the people doing the actual work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work environment. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Frequent relocation. Facilities for employees are not good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not a good employer

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at HCL Technologies for less than a year

    Pros

    Nothing. .
    Their 'employee first' policy is the biggest joke, I have seen in many years

    Cons

    No respect to employees, treat them as machine or slaves with 12-16 hours/day., Cookup documents to prove that they are no.1 employer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you cant give minimum respect to employees, please don't say 'employee first.'

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Asssessment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HCL Technologies

    Pros

    During recession it does not sack anybody.

    Cons

    It is not a process oriented company. Policies for employees are weak.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Not very good, only for 2-3 years experienced guys

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    Former Employee - Technical Manager  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at HCL Technologies full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Only good for peoples with 2/3 years of experience who can get global onsite exposure

    Cons

    Typical Indian company. Too much favor ism. Promotions are based upon who you know. Very poor benefits, no growth opportunity. Onsite team will blindly follow customer policies and processes while at offshore, they will keep claiming that they have their own processes and make customer follow these.

    It happens because some incapable guys got promoted without the real knowledge because he / she knew a big boos or delivery uni head. And, it is spoiling the whole company

    No say in front of customer in my 11 years with HCL. They will say yes to whatever customer says without analyzing the impact and make their people work day and night. Work quality they get from customers for low prices is also not good, very poor.

    Very few technical people around, everyone wants to be a manager without learning what is needed for the job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your own people and employees. Plan a real career for them and improve training. Their training are designed for freshers which they will teach even the experienced ones and the training management will claim they trained 1 million people, without actually teaching them anything practical. Training people will do this for their own appraisal I think.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Okayish - Depends on project/team and a lot of other factors

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chennai (India)

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Few good projects and few good people
    Decent work life balance
    Decent work environment

    Cons

    Technical trainings are so-so.
    Rarely pushes you to excel technically but that's something one could take up oneself
    Appraisal are dismal

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